On January 31st, we had prepared two rows and seeded Crimson Giant Radish and Mesclun mix greens. By Tuesday, February 23rd, they had finally sprouted. They are our indicators of when we should really start the planting process! So yesterday, we spent the day preparing the remaining four 18"x 24' beds... by broad forking about 4 inches deep and applying bone meal to the newly forked soil. Because of our sandy soil in Pillager we flood the beds with water and let it soak in, this soil has not had water since last fall and dries out pretty bad over the winter. After about a half hour the water has soaked in and we can seed.
Our Mesclun mix consists of loose leaf, red and green oak leaf lettuces, Italian lettuce, mustard greens, endive, kale, red romaine and arugula.